Downtowners will adopt Williams Park
The Downtown Neighborhood Association will join the city's Adopt-a-Park program by adopting Williams Park, between Third and Fourth streets N and First and Second avenues N.
City staffers designed the Adopt-a-Park program to augment the regular cleanup and maintenance performed by city workers and to engage residents in projects that benefit their own neighborhoods.
Authors to speak to preservationists
St. Petersburg Preservation will host a forum at 7 p.m. June 25 at the Historic Pennsylvania Hotel (Downtown Courtyard Marriott) at 200 Fourth St. N.
The forum will feature guest speakers Jon Wilson, former St. Petersburg Times reporter, and local historian Rosalie Peck, co-authors of the recent books St. Petersburg's Historic African American Neighborhoods (2008) and St. Petersburg's Historic 22nd Street South (2006).
For information, call 824-7802.
USF St. Petersburg offers scholarships
Through a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, USF St. Petersburg has launched a scholarship program for students interested in environmental and marine science. STREAMS, or Supporting Talented and Remarkable Environmental and Marine Science students, will benefit minorities, women and disabled people. The deadline to apply is June 30.
For details, call (727) 873-4333 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.